Fifth Galileo launch preparation in images

On tonight’s launch from the Guiana Space Center, Arianespace will orbit the two latest Galileo satellites. Carried out on behalf of the European Commission, under a European Space Agency (ESA) contract, this launch will orbit the ninth and tenth Galileo FOC satellites.

While waiting for the launch enjoy these pics from the European Space Centre thanks to CNES.

Galileo 9 & 10 arrival - Container openning

Galileo 9 & 10 arrival – Container openning

 

 

 

 

 

 

Satellite fuelling (I)

Satellite fuelling (I)

Satellite fuelling (II)

Satellite fuelling (II)

 

 

 

 

 

Galileo integrated on Fregat upper stage (I)

Galileo on Fregat upper stage (I)

Galileo integrated on Fregat upper stage (II)

Galileo on Fregat upper stage (II)

Galileo integrated on Fregat upper stage (III)

Galileo on Fregat upper stage (III)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Satellites in the fairing (I)

Satellites in the fairing (I)

Satellites in the fairing (II)

Satellites in the fairing (II)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Satellites in the fairing (III)

Satellites in the fairing (III)

Satellites in the fairing (IV)

Satellites in the fairing (IV)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transfer to the launch pad (I)

Transfer to the launch pad (I)

Transfer to the launch pad (II)

Transfer to the launch pad (II)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transfer to the launch pad (III)

Transfer to the launch pad (III)

Transfer to the launch pad (IV)

Transfer to the launch pad (IV)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transfer to the launch pad (V)

Transfer to the launch pad (V)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Placement of logo (I)

Placement of logo (I)

Placement of logo (II)

Placement of logo (II)

 

 

 

 

 

Placement of logo (III)

Placement of logo (III)

Placement of logo (IV)

Placement of logo (IV)

 

 

 

 

 

Transfer of the upper composite (I)

Transfer of the upper composite (I)

Transfer of the upper composite (II)

Transfer of the upper composite (II)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upper stage attachment to launcher (I)

Upper stage attached to launcher (I)

Upper stage attachment to launcher (II)

Upper stage attached to launcher (II)

Upper stage attachment to launcher (III)

Upper stage attached to launcher (III)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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